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Renaissance art. ALBERTI. Della pittura e della statua.

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Renaissance art. ALBERTI. Della pittura e della statua.
 ALBERTI, Leon Battista. Della pittura e della statua. Milano, SocietÓ Tipografica de? Classici Italiani, 1804

8vo grande, 215x130 mm; publisher paperback. Pp. XXVII, [1], 136. Frontispiece engraved on copper by G. Benaglia and drawned by G. Bossi with Alberti?s portraiti. Giusti, Ferrario & c.?s mark on titlepage, soci members of the same company that sign the notice on l. [a]3r. 6 plates engraved on copper o. t., which of 2 on full page and 4 folded in the end. Before the text, on l. [a]4: Vita di Leonbatista Alberti scritta dal cav. ab. Girolamo Tiraboschi. Name of translator, Cosimo Bartoli, on l. [a]2r. Nice copy with wide margins and uncut.

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Beautiful edition of these two fundamental treatises of technique and aesthetics of the plastic and figurative art by a versatile protagonist of the Renaissance, published in 1436 (Della Pittura :teoria delle proporzioni del corpo, primato del chiaroscuro sul colore) and in 1464 (Della Statua, in Latin), The 4 folded plates contains 13 complex geometrical illustrations, some referring to perspective; the other 2 bear valuable male figures, with beautiful chiaroscuro: a head in profile inserted in a box marked with letters and a naked body with drapery and instruments, for the study of proportions.
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